Is Vinegar as effective as Bleach for killing germs?
As the shops have less and less cleaning products due to COVID-19, I’ve turned to buying double strength vinegar for my daily cleaning.
But does it kill COVID-19, I don’t know. The CDC says that using bleach is the only way to kill bacteria and viruses, but the fumes from the bleach gives me a headache and I don’t like using it that often. Vinegar, on the other hand, is a good disinfectant and will kill germs, bacteria and some viruses, and what I love about vinegar is it’s not harmful, it’s non-toxic and it really cleans well. So in the case of keeping things clean and isolating, I would consider making a batch of bleach solution to spray first over everything, then wipe over with a damp cloth. Do not use the vinegar surface spray straight away as bleach and vinegar don’t like each other. The vinegar solution is a natural way to keep the bugs away.
Note: Never mix bleach and vinegar together…ever!
In our current situation (COVID-19) I will mix: 4 teaspoons of bleach straight up, no fragrance, no anything else but bleach with 4 cups of water and wipe down surfaces, handles, phones anything that has high traffic.
For my 4 ingredients, Vinegar surface spray watch my video 🙂 When choosing essential oils Peppermint, Lemon, Lemongrass or Tea tree are great options, I mixed lemongrass and tea tree and there’s no sign of vinegar smell.